Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
If your home is located deep in the woods where several varieties of spiders have been spotted and you are worried about some of them gaining entry to your home, take action to deter the pests with the following tips. As a result, you'll be able to enjoy time spent in your abode without needing to worry about encountering creepy-crawlies when you least expect it.
Clean With Vinegar And Citrus-Scented Products
White vinegar and citrus-scented cleaning agents emit scents that spiders are not fond of and are products that will keep your home sanitized. Add a small amount of vinegar or a citrus product to an empty spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with warm water. After shaking the contents in the bottle for several seconds, spray the mixture on non-porous surfaces. Wipe the treated surfaces with a lint-free cloth. Use either of the cleaning agents regularly to provide your home's interior with continuous protection from spiders.
Place Cedar Chips Around Your Property And Inside Closets And Drawers
Cedar chips can be used as decorative items and will repel pests. They also emit an earthy scent that many people are fond of. Place a layer of chips around plants or paving blocks that border your property. Fill sachet bags with cedar chips and place the sachets inside closets, drawers, or any other tight, dark spaces inside of your home that might attract spiders. Replace the cedar chips with new ones after the original ones do not emit a a strong scent any longer.
Use Weatherstripping And Caulk To Seal Gaps And Holes
While inside of your home, inspect the areas around windows and doors. If there are gaps or small holes present that spiders could crawl through, weatherstripping and caulk can be used to cover and fill the areas. Use a ruler to measure the length of each gap, and cut pieces of self-adhesive weatherstripping that are the same length. After removing the backing from each piece, press the weatherstripping firmly against the sides of windows or underneath doors to reduce the size of gaps.
Place a tube of caulk inside of a caulk gun. Place the tip of the gun inside of each hole before pressing the gun's trigger to release caulk. After the holes are filled, smooth out the surface of the caulk with a putty knife. Wait several hours for the caulk to dry before touching any of the repaired areas.
If you're still having problems with spiders in your home, contact a company like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc. for professional assistance.